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it was. syria's president warns of possible retribution after israel strongly against israel's behind the cross border and strike close to damascus. the spanish prime minister visits germany for e.u. budget to look for a brief response from the economic crisis and corruption scandal engulfing him back home. and france carries out a series about strikes in northeastern mali and the questions over the leadership and direction of french president francois hollande. international news and comments live from moscow this is our team with me hello and
welcome to the program first president bashar al assad says syria can take on any force that got fun and said while accusing israel of trying to destabilize his country it was assad's first public statement since an alleged israeli air strike inside syria last week israel's defense minister has given the strongest indication yet that the i.d.f. was behind the toc ati's point to sleep reports hours. it does come from the israeli defense minister it would be broke and he has said that it is proof that when israel says something it means that he did stop short of actually a third being israel's involvement now u.s. officials have said that the strike targeted an arms convoy that was carrying anti aircraft weapons from syria to lebanon according to the israeli defense minister ehud barak he said that we do not think and i'm quoting that syria should be allowed to bring advanced weapons systems into live unarmed it is important to make the point that his comments does not constitute acknowledgement of israel's
involvement in the strike but it certainly does suggest the possibility that it took place and it was responsible for it but also said that the syrian president bashar assad's fall is imminent and that it would serve as a major blow to his villa and iran need to look at this is radio strategy and it's a strategy that israel has employed in the past and that is namely a strategy of silence it is strategic it doesn't give any kind of confirmation or any kind of denial of what israel has done in the past is no mention attack then leave and it really its response has been a no comment which really leaves the question in observations minds it is a culture lated moves because this simon is israel's enemies to save face and thus reduce the risk of the prize old and its collation against the jewish state of the international for now for any kind of israeli strife in syria would create immense arguments in the international community we've heard for example from moscow who
says that if indeed israel did carry out the strike it was an attack on a sovereign state and as such it reached international law with the arab league has also condemned the strike saying it is in violation of international law and it is for all to against a nother sovereign state so israel of course will not want to come out publicly and acknowledge that it carried out such a strike because it would not want to have the kind of diplomatic complications and diplomatic fallout that would follow from such an admission. and the middle east expert says damascus has kind of a means to retaliate against any israeli. by now i don't believe that there will be all out military warfare although we have to remember that. law is one of syria's allies iran is also one of syria's allies and it's important to note here that the . head of the supreme national security council the iranian supreme national security council side really is currently in syria so more not respond directly
with a direct you know conventional army to conventional army warfare but there might be other means used targeting for example sort of israeli officials stirring the trouble for israel in general and i think that something that something would syria is an expert of doing syria has been on the stronger side underwater along the his father has been a source of concern for a very long time for the israeli side of his role once before because this will basically break down the iranian possible loss syrian access which is the biggest threat to the not a year old government. but another round of talks on the e.u. budget looming the leader of the bloc strongest economies meeting believe week it's in attempts to lay the groundwork for a new deal the german chancellor is hosting the spanish prime minister back home in madrid mariano rajoy is battling a corruption scandal and doubts other his handling of the economy peter only reports now from that lame. it could very well be called
a meeting between the euro zone's haves and well quite frankly the have nots as german chancellor angela merkel sits down to talks with the spanish prime minister mariano what are quite germany still widely regarded as the euro zone's the only real success economically while as many fear this thing could go the way of greece now the spanish prime minister will receive the full welcome of germany including full military honors how are they if he was to turn up at the doorstep of many in his own country he may face severe criticism that's because many spanish citizens still think he hasn't done enough to deal with bankers the same basically the bearings are of this huge incredible fiefs run only by greed the government's not helping the people the topping the banks it has been at least thirty or fifty times the issue but in the last month there was three people they were going to be if you
have to find out how it is but they hang themselves before the police were right there only getting i feel really sad when someone is thrown out because he has no one who can take care of him. this meeting between the leaders of germany and spain comes ahead of a very important summit taking place this week where european leaders will try and decide on the new budget something which is separated countries within the union thus far and economics professor at boston university ignoring scotty call says the whole banking system needs to be changed and become more transparent in all countries he will share his opinion and exclusive interview to he says fisherman that's it. occupy wall street was concerned about inequality and they were concerned about what wall street was actually doing and i think we need to gradually change our financial system because we have two big problems and this is
true in every country including russia. the traditional banking system the model is one of very high leverage banks borrow a lot of money promised to repay and then there's opacity they take their money and they do something with it but they don't tell you what they're doing with it so it's a very unstable situation when you promise people things and then you don't show what you're doing with their money and then and that's what happened in lehman brothers and vera stearns and. merrill lynch and all these companies that one on one under one after the other everybody started worrying because they couldn't see the assets so what we need to do is. get rid of this faith based banking we need to have. no leverage and we have to have transparency.
and you can catch the full interview with economist laurence kotlikoff at eight hundred forty five chante so i had figured this out. something coming up a polygraph test now are guilty until proven innocent tens of thousands of americans are forced to undergo a polygraph tests aimed at identifying national security risks i made allegations that i'd be on the no. also that later was down that spade by a director of the bolshoi theater says he knows who threw acid in his face severely damaging his eyesight go the details on that in the minutes ahead. french fighter jets have launched air strikes on islamist militant targets the northeast mali as they look to secure the final rebel stronghold of kid down it comes as a leading human rights groups call in paris to investigate allegations of torture
extrajudicial killings and ethnic reprisals attacks during this three week campaign takes a look at the realities the modern people are facing in one area of the bottle ravaged country and this exclusive report bodies used in this mob the area we've discovered allegations of the war crimes the information about them is under the control of mali's military government really meant becoming i think it's getting more and more difficulty talk to people. human rights activists who are trying to identify witnesses all saying that people. are feeling the heat they are scared to speak a lot of people here. there is she a fool the malian army seems to be doing whatever it can to prevent people from speaking to openly whereas octal that this government took advantage of the media's interest in a lawn and for the first time visited the city's worst affected by hostilities in
the town of qana we were surprised by the arrival of mom i do see the big the minister for humanitarian action a solid. this was an attempt to bring the bomb a call government closer to the people who regard the capitol as remote for them with this visit in this event staged by politicians coincided with the publication of reports by international organizations such as amnesty international and human rights watch alleging atrocities crimes in violence on both sides for instance in qana several civilians were reportedly killed in french air force shelling those we tried to interview the injured however were unable to obtain evidence in a community that has until now been strictly regulated by the military authorities . the ministry says an investigation is underway so far no evidence has been provided so let the judicial system do its job to list all of these government its people and the military are well aware of current events and we know
that we cannot play this game. of the government has been attempting to assort political power despite the infrastructure today we spoke to an army private on his way back from gol he told us he hadn't been paid or even properly for. if this war continues there will be a need for justice after a comprehensive internal investigation rather than heartfelt celebrations and demonstrations on power. fronts has meanwhile son its military and me share in an effort to strengthen security at one of the country's biggest uranium mines president says efforts have been made to avoid a similar situation to last month's hostage crisis in neighboring algeria the french military campaign has been in northern mali which is within three hundred kilometers of the mining site the senate is operated by a french mining giant a major player in a country which is the walls fifth largest producer of uranium french have any
depends on nuclear power for its domestic an injury to nearly seventy percent. the total share also so discontent among mine workers lost here who protested against working conditions and wages many believe measure a skater france's economic and security. president francois hollande made a triumphant visit to mali to claim his victory and any political points it may bring and he is all the help and gets because back in france the economy's bad and getting was and as all his maria cino show reports now from paris many doubt all around as the leader to turn it around. while president all and is welcomed as a liberator in mali have to france's military operation against the islamists occupation back at home crowds are also gathered between the stockley different mood where people are fired up over the continued decline of europe's second largest economy despite the president's promises to create at least one hundred
thousand new jobs the nation is shedding them at an alarming rate last november about a thousand every day the worst figures in years the country's unemployment is approaching a shocking eleven percent with more than three million jobless the french daily live pallies young claims the exact situation could be even worse if official statistics included youngsters never registered for the unemployment program or those who left it and those stuck with part time work the paper says the rate would then triple but if they didn't. people expected to have a strong president and now they understand that a law on doesn't have enough experience or competence to improve things is too weak as we see it from. the fans who are so you know believes the strategic mistake was to ratify the e.u. so-called three percent treaty force in france to reduce its budget deficit down from four point five percent by hiking taxes and cutting spending. but while harsh
criticism expected from the opposition disapprovals also been. rohene from like minded left wingers or complain what i think the president especially of a country like france one of six e.u. founders should be strong enough to say stop to others and say hey i have my nation behind me and they elected me to make changes instead he surrendered because he's more worried about the country's debt and the ratings agencies make. in a short video french communists put together some of our lawns major presidential campaign vows none of which they say came true but what that's relatively oh the value added tax increase. i think it's inappropriate and unjustified and unreasonable and too hasty. what happened to well that's to remind the president you remember you promised to review the european treaty you didn't do that here in germany set a three percent deficit isn't real but now only say it's possible etc etc you can't
not do what you promised meanwhile recent polls show a little rise in the fringes of the rating forty four percent january and december's forty percent the lowest since one wants to office in may. every week that is a new subject to discuss in the french media and to draw people's attention from the real problems like gay marriage or day produce are now molly this strategy may work but not for long. after a long one the french election last year some analysts described his victory as a victory against his predecessor star cause he brought a very long and now they say many in the past to the team that can never win a. bunch of lungs presidents who have been anything but sunny opponents and even his one staunch supporters predict even harder times lie ahead for the leader of the country's municipal elections in two thousand and fourteen have historically held great significance and will show whether the voters can forget and forgive. me
for the team from paris. some shocking stories for you on our website including how dead children have been used to spying in the u.k. for decades that's according to a report saying that british homes have been stating the identities of dead children and using them to go on to combat against political activists from all that have taught you don't. tell so that for you ron is preparing to a brave it seems that long in the process giving a political headache to israel's prime minister at times to build a new governing coalition find out more now this is at all. wealthy british style. developed by let's go to. the. market why not. find out what's really happening to the global economy cause
a chair are tested on them washington is promising to draw up a new national poll a grass policy following allegations u.s. federal agencies are exceeding their legal and ethical limits to determine who can be trusted and he's talked to those who believe a polygraph is a tool used to incriminates they're innocent. for more than three decades john sullivan worked as a polygraph examiner for america's central intelligence agency today the retired cia employee is offering some strong opinions about the nation's lie detector policy too many honest people are too many people who should be passing their tests aren't and i and there's no there's no accountability for that. last year more than seventy three thousand americans were reportedly required to undergo polygraph tests in order to get or keep jobs with the federal government according to an investigation by mcclatchy newspapers a growing number of u.s.
agencies are asking employees and applicants intimate questions that extend way beyond the realm of national security probing matters such as sexual conduct financial matters and past personal relationships a woman was pressured to talk about her experience being molested as a child and when the polar bear for said that he refused to go on with the interrogation he alleges that he was pressured to go back and continue and tara gating are a decade ago the national academies an organization advising washington on scientific matters urged the feds to stop using polygraphs as a screening technique scientists found that polygraphs aren't reliable enough to prevent innocent people from failing and deceptive candidates from passing i think it's important to understand that the polygraph is not just. for screening it's an interrogation tool. there's
a question that they trip that leads to. the drilling down. question that they get asked may well be quite true over the past ten years. at least fifteen federal agencies including the n.s.a. and f.b.i. have reportedly continued or expanded their polygraph screenings with nearly five million people having access to classified information or washington maintains that polygraph testing is the most effective way from preventing secrets from being leaked lisa ribicoff is an independent polygraph examiner and investigator who uses the polygraph program designed by homeland security she contends that it's ninety eight percent accurate i do think that there are some questions pertaining to some emotional aspects and personal situations should not be included but i do understand why they're included on the basis of that the government needs to see
how exactly what their breaking point is what are they willing to discuss what are they not willing to discuss however applicants who are denied a coveted position after failing a polygraph are prohibited from accessing the records of their interrogation and are often barred from contesting the results were filing complaints in federal court in two thousand and four the cia veteran who conducted lie detector interrogations for thirty one years failed his own screening there was absolutely no question in my mind the the test was wrong. was a terrible test sullivan lost his security clearance and was denied a job with a federal contracting agency he claims his examiner falsified the results possible retribution for solving his book detailing america's polygraph system sub's a come in for a polygraph test now are guilty until proven innocent and i think that's a. a corruption an abuse of the process the obama administration is now promising
to draft a new national polygraph policy that would prevent agencies from pushing legal or ethical boundaries during screenings but at the moment the program has no oversight or accountability meaning tens of thousands of u.s. citizens will continue getting personally probed in the name of national security bring up or not our team new york. and now to some other stories from around the globe in bahrain government forces how once again why would i want to bring the protestors in rural areas tear gas was used against the crowds hurling petrol bombs bahrain has suffered almost daily violence since an uprising began two years ago and the public call for greater freedoms from their monarchy forties are accused of oppression and a severe crime down an opposition activists allegedly illegally trailing and torturing some to keep. an adoption mind it was these are naked in the streets of cairo during demonstrations on friday so as riot
police are to blame they have previously accused opposition protesters of being behind that footage of her suburbs treatment at the hands of uniformed officers were shown on state t.v. for the infuriating the clouds storming the presidential palace ali the president morsi to quit. u.s. and south korean military forces have started war games in the east china sea they will last three days with this sole deploying ten warships and antisubmarine aircraft able to intercept the north call but muscles exercises come amid rising tension in the region and seen as a warning to pyongyang which is planning a third nuclear test in protest at international sanctions imposed after the last one. and ailing cuban leader fidel castro has voted in parliamentary elections making a surprise public appearance after months of not being seen higher and has kept a low profile since an illness in two thousand and six and in the last three
elections voted for his cause and speaking on state t.v. have praised the policies of venezuela's president hugo chavez who is currently recovering from cancer surgery in havana for the first time in two decades cuba will elect a new parliament. the artistic director of roscoe's a world renowned bolshoi ballet's says he knows exactly who was behind the acid. which face sergei filin will fly now to germany and if he time now has stopped his trying to save his eyesight. as well. it certainly is a strange and bizarre story under exposing the deep and dark underbelly of the world of ballet if you believe it or not a feeling who is the artistic director says he doesn't know exactly who did it he says he's certain he knows but he won't say anything until the police have released their statement regarding the situation and have made an official announcement a little bit about the attack that actually happened about two weeks ago sergei
filin was coming from his car to his home here in moscow where an unknown assailant splashed acid in his face sergei filin then suffered from third degree burns in his eyes has undergone the multiple surgeries in fact he will be going to germany for further treatment but about the investigation itself while he won't say exactly who did it even though he says he knows he says he is certain that it is to ruin his reputation and of the reputation of the ball short theater in an interview listen to what he had to say about the investigation itself. so all i can say is that i'm amazed by the amount of effort they've put into the investigation i think in the future get the answers we're looking for. but do your own suspicions match the facts that will voiced by the police. afraid to come back to the bolshoi. for one main reason i still don't feel that i have ever left now ballet believe it or not is notorious for having this jealous dark side to it dancers and artistic
directors thinking that they should have their way of the artistic direction of the community in fact the bolshoi theater just reopening after a six year long multimillion dollar renovation feeling being the artistic director ever since that renovation took place a lot of people who are not happy with the draw. sure and it has taken in fact actually an entire movie was made about this jealous side if you recall the black swan about dancers not liking the parts that they're getting to doing anything that they could take to go and get the parts that they need so one thing about the bolshoi itself though it's the law to luke and i was one of the prima ballerina is all of this a great stage she has fled to canada and they are saying that she has received threats also not sure that they're connected but it's talks about what's going on behind the scenes at the bolshoi. and out next to report on the occupy wall street
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